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Exchange 2003 error msgs


I have a client who has a multi server environment consisting of three servers.  I have an issue with the Microsoft Exchange 2003 sp2 server just now.  This server has Windows 2003 sp2 installed and is also a DC within the domain.  
I am getting the following errors in the logs

Event ID 1160
Database resource failure error Out of memory occurred in function JTAB_BASE::EcRetrieveColumnByPtagId while accessing the database "First Storage Group\Mailbox Store (Server_Name)"

Event ID 1159
Database error 0xfffffbbe occurred in function JTAB_BASE::EcConfig while accessing the database "First Storage Group\Mailbox Store (Server_Name)".

My client has Veritas Backup Exec 9.1 installed on the server as well and the backup fails when trying to backup a users mailbox, error This file cannot verify. Database or database element is corrupt.  When this happens the server needs to be rebooted.

I have looked at the errors and the /3GB and /USERVA boot.ini change is not recommended by Microsoft on a server that has AD installed, which the server is.

Does anyone have any ideas?
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run dcpromo and demote the machine if possible to start with

Can you do that ?? I always understood that DCPromo is not supported on an Exchange Server either way. Also 3GB and userva=3030 should not be included in boot.ini on DCs
looks like I sit corrected on that point - however I did find this

it certainly looks quite relevant to your problem
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John you are correct demoting the server is not a option also it is not recommended to use the 3Gb switch in the boot.ini file

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Resolved the problem.  It was down to the installation software being ina  location which only allowed Domain Admins access, when this was moved to another location everything worked
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